Mattarella urges action on poverty on World Food Day

Use synergies of Rome-based UN agencies says president

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 15 - President Sergio Mattarella on Friday urged action against poverty ahead of the UN's World Food Day on Saturday, saying the COVID pandemic had dramatically increased poverty worldwide.
    "World Food Day offers a precious opportunity for reflection on the dramatic consequences of the pandemic, marked by an increase in levels of poverty and malnutrition," he said.
    "The state of food security in the world has been markedly worsened.
    "The international community will have to properly followup the recommendations of the recent summit on food systems, valorising the natural synergies of the UN system and the competences of the United Nations agencies located in Rome".
    Three UN food organisations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), are located in Rome. (ANSA).


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